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Today's News - February 7, 2003

Details details re: WTC plans…no, they're not the tallest. -- Libeskind interviewed. -- Bloomies saves a treasure. -- Creepy crawlies for museum addition. -- Niemeyer to design temporary gallery in Hyde Park. -- Soho-style for Chinese factory. -- Preserving Seidler design is good business. -- New life for old power plant? -- San Francisco mall plans won't include hotel. -- Housing boom for Seattle's Pioneer Square in the works. -- Liverpool possibly a World Heritage site. -- Trump takes on Toronto. -- More than just horses in racetrack plan in Pittsburgh.

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Claims for WTC site get downsized: two plans not tallest in the world By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Interview: WTC Design Finalist Daniel Libeskind- Deutsche Welle (Germany)

A splendid survivor: Amid the otherwise hideous new condo towers of the River North area, the old Medinah Temple blossoms again as a sleek, new emporium. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Science Museum Plans to Add Ecology Wing: Part of a $110-million project, it will appeal to 'the 12-year-old boy in all of us.'- Los Angeles Times

Oscar Niemeyer to Design London Gallery (AP)- NY Newsday

A Factory Is Transformed by the Art of Real Estate- New York Times

Good design provides fast return: Zone Architects preserves the integrity of the original Harry Seidler design- Infolink (Australia)

From local eyesore to local landmark: New contest could mean facelift for Ames power plant- Iowa State Daily

New Market Street mall plan a better deal: There's no 400-foot-tall hotel tower...and no $27 million "loan" By John King- San Francisco Chronicle

Dramatic new vision for Pioneer Square: Group sees historic district restyled as a thriving residential area...adding more than 10,000 new housing units [image]- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Liverpool wins world heritage nomination- Guardian (UK)

Trump tower planned for downtown will be tallest in city- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Towers planned for Bloor and Yonge - Young + Wright Architects- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Hays racetrack plan includes hotel, shops, restaurants- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Goldman School of Public Policy UC Berkeley: A new annex becomes a hands-on experience in preservation and urban design policy - Architectural Resources Group- ArchNewsNow

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated Feb. 5)- ArchNewsNow


- Raimond Abraham: Austrian Cultural Forum, New York City
- Michael Jantzen: M - House, Gorman, California
- Yoshio Taniguchi and Associates: The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, Tokyo National Museum


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